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Founded in 1907 at the New York University School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance by Alexander Frank Makay, Alfred Moysello and Henry Albert Tienken, and Harold Valentine Jacobs, Delta Sigma Pi is America's Foremost Business Fraternity. Currently based nationally out of Oxford, Ohio, the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi has involved over 250,000 members since inception. Today, Delta Sigma Pi has 284 established collegiate chapters, 211 active collegiate chapters, and 56 active alumni chapters spread out across the country. Our philosophy encompasses all religious and cultural affiliations, includes both men and women, and stretches from coast to coast.
As America's Foremost Business Fraternity, the purpose of our organization is to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
If you would like to learn more about DSP as a whole, we invite you to visit our fraternity's official national website at dspnet.org.
About Beta Kappa
Founded in 1930, the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at The University of Texas at Austin prides itself on attracting the best and brightest business and economics students to further not only themselves or the Fraternity alone, but also the University as a whole. As a McCombs Affiliated Student Organization, we are highly involved within the McCombs School of Business and the entire university. Many of our members hold leadership positions and are active members within numerous other organizations on campus here at the University of Texas at Austin.
Delta Sigma Pi is America's foremost business fraternity for Men and Women pursuing careers in Business, and the Beta Kappa chapter exemplifies this. We are a group of over 95 brothers all focused on bettering ourselves, our brotherhood, and our community. This means that our interests are not solely in business, but in community service, social activities, and professional development for the university as well.
The brothers of Beta Kappa are not only interested in business and economics, but also pursue multiple majors and minors in other areas such as government, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, and many more.
The Beta Kappa chapter is dedicated to our three foci: professionalism, community service, and brotherhood. These foci are what define us and are what we strive to fulfill. Read below for brief descriptions, and click on the bolded purple words for even more on our foci and what they mean to us.
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Professionalism is what the Beta Kappa chapter is known for around the UT-Austin campus. The chapter holds many educational professional events each semester. These events include, but are not limited to, hosting distinguished speakers, networking events, resume building, mock interviewing, and various educational workshops. Beta Kappa partners with companies and other student organizations to host many of its professional events, which increases the diversity of the attendees beyond Beta Kappa alone.
Community Service has long been an important part of how the Beta Kappa chapter defines itself. We provide a variety of opportunities for brothers to give back to their community through organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Triumph Over Kid Cancer, and Autism Speaks to name a few. Beta Kappa has shown its commitment to developing meaningful relationships within the community and to bettering the lives of the people its brothers encounter.
With over 95 brothers, Beta Kappa helps you build a network of close, life-long relationships. These relationships are both within the Beta Kappa chapter and within the organization of Delta Sigma Pi as a whole through regional and national events. The Beta Kappa chapter also hosts brotherhood activities each semester designed to help grow the relationships with the outstanding members of Beta Kappa. The relationships developed within the chapter last a lifetime beyond active collegiate membership.